When I was in 8th grade I was playing guitar with my best friend, Jonathan, at the time and his brother in their garage every weekend.  We had a blast playing no original songs, just one’s we liked.  A friend that we knew, Paul Morrison, who was well in his 30’s at the time had a band and he asked if Jonathan and I would like to participate.  I can thank Paul Morrison for inspiring me to be where I am today.

Paul’s band didn’t need two more guitar players.  Especially two 8th grade guitar players that just barley knew the chords to “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”  He had 2 guitar players already but Jonathan and I were still excited to share an amp and play in the band.

Growing up my goal was to be in a band and play music and after Paul took Jonathan and I in we began our own band.  We never took off but we played together for years until I moved to Tennessee.  Here I continued my passion and had some great experiences.

Ok.  So I am not in a band now.  As a matter of fact, I’m not even playing music but now work in video and motion graphics but I believe that this all comes from the same source and is all about creativity.  It may be a stretch but i still thank Paul Morrison for giving me an opportunity when I so wasn’t ready for it and planting that seed that inspired me to pursue a passion.

Everyone lives by inspiration.  Who has been instrumental in your life?